|Image courtesy Pamplin Historic Park & National Museum of the Civil War Soldier|
FREE CADET CONFERENCE
Civil War Trust, the non-profit organization dedicated to preserving America’s Civil War heritage is conducting a free
Generations Conference September 12-13, 2015 at Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg, Virginia.
Reading can only get you so far, this is a great opportunity to truly understand the Civil War soldier’s experience. Put on the uniform, don your gear and experience how soldiers drilled, fought, ate and slept during the Civil War. On the very same fields where the youth of the past had their “hearts touched with fire,” your youngsters will participate in activities designed to strengthen the virtues of leadership, teamwork, ethics, and responsibility—such as confronting moral challenges and leading their peers through tactical skirmishes.
Bring someone between the ages of 8-18—your child, grandchild, or friend—for a FREE special event to live like a Civil War soldier, as part of our Civil War Trust Generations program. Take a battlefield tour, march in line of battle, eat some hardtack and sleep in Civil War quarters under experienced, professional instructors at Pamplin Historical Park. The event runs from 10 am Saturday to 10 am Sunday.
Key skills to be emphasized over the weekend:
Leadership: Attendees will gain experience and learn new techniques for managing peers in extraordinary, historically inspired situations.
Teamwork: From the outset, attendees will have to work together to successfully navigate the Civil War Adventures presented by Pamplin Park’s exceptional instructors.
Ethics: Attendees will explore historical morality and compare it to modern times—learning about themselves by learning about the past.
Responsibility: Attendees will finish the weekend with a deeper understanding of personal and group responsibility, or else!
NOTE: Minimum age for this event is 8.
Space is limited so please register early.
This event involves periods of walking up to 400 yards, sleeping in huts without air conditioning and heated (if needed) only by fire. You need to bring your own bedding and abide by the rules and regulations of the Pamplin Park Adventure Camp.